When you think Elie Saab, you think evening-wear at its best, beautiful embellishment, a feminine silhouette, the perfect balance Oriental opulence and the minimalistic Occidental perception of fashion. This time, what we saw was subtly different from what the designer got us used to. While the wind of change was felt last season already, this collection comes to mark new times for the brand’s ready-to-wear line.
The show started with a lot of separates and versatile day-to-night pieces before being followed by Saab’s classic evening pieces. Mid-length dresses, bomber jackets, tracksuits, Elie Saab looks younger, we can visualize his girl next door, many of these pieces can daily be worn to hit the streets. As usual, there were his classic lace, a gorgeous new floral print, very toned, small floral cutouts and soft floral embroidery.
I have to say that the most important developed part of the collection was actually the accessories. Many new pairs of flats were introduced, I loved the knee-high gladiator sandals, the beaded flats, the oversized earrings, adding a lot of colors to many of the looks. I want to salute the introduction of the brand’s latest bag, ‘le 31′, this new element reaffirms the label’s new strategy. Yes, any young lady should feel the urge of investing in a beautiful Elie Saab bag for her daily errands and feel like she can style it in versatile ways. Yes, I love this new direction. Oh, and who didn’t love the Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner on the catwalk? Perfect to match this wind of change.